Winter worries – solved!

Julie Breen - Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Creepy contact lenses!

Julie Breen - Wednesday, October 04, 2017


Tomatoes over carrots and itchy eye solutions – Top tips from ‘National Eye Health Week’

Julie Breen - Tuesday, September 26, 2017



Talking National Eye Health Week on Zetland FM

Julie Breen - Monday, September 25, 2017

Buying Glasses Online - A Users Guide

Julie Breen - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clothes, fridge freezers, even new cars – you can now shop online for almost everything, including glasses. However, when it comes to purchasing eyewear, from bespoke designer frames to children’s glasses, it can leave a lot of people nervous. In our latest post we look at some of the most common queries around buying glasses online and how IntelliSight can help. 


Julie Breen raises awareness of Glaucoma on Zetland FM

IntelliSight Opticians - Friday, June 16, 2017

As you may have been aware this week was National Glaucoma Awareness Week. Glaucoma is a treatable disease but early detection is key! A huge thanks to our friends at Zetland FM, right here in Redcar, for helping us spread the word about the benefits of regular eye tests. We have walk-in appointments available so if you could do with a check-in come and pay us a visit - just look for the orange and black store!  


Isn't it time you tried varifocal glasses?

Julie Breen - Monday, February 20, 2017

In my Teesside practice I hear a lot about varifocals. I hear a great deal about what varifocals are like from those who don't wear them. And if I wasn't a varifocal glasses wearer myself I'd definitely be reluctant to try them out if I went by the horror stories that are out there. 


Eye Injuries

Rachael Smith - Friday, November 04, 2016

Ouch! Nobody wants to injure their eyes, but unfortunately, sometimes it happens. Eye injuries occur in many different settings, including at work, at home or while playing sports.  


Dry eye syndrome

Rachael Smith - Thursday, October 27, 2016

The symptoms of dry eye syndrome tend to be mild for most people, however more severe cases can be painful and lead to many complications. These symptoms usually affect both of the eyes and can include:
Burning and/or red eyes
Eyelids that are stuck together upon waking up
Temporarily blurred vision which can be improved by blinking
Feelings of dryness, soreness or grittiness which can worsen throughout the day
Watering eyes – which occurs if the eye tries to relieve the irritation by producing more tears



Eye health for older people

Rachael Smith - Thursday, October 20, 2016

As you get older, it is important that you still attend regular eye tests. If you are aged 60 or older, you are entitled to a free NHS eye test every two years and every year if you’re aged 70 or older. However, a 2011 Age UK survey revealed that nearly 2 million people aged over 60 did not take advantage of these free eye tests within the previous two years.
An eye test will determine whether you need a different prescription for your contact lenses or glasses. Wearing the correct prescription will increase your overall quality of life and will reduce the likelihood of you suffering trips, falls or other accidents around the home. According to the research carried out by Age UK, poor vision was a factor in over 270,000 falls suffered by people aged over 60 in the past two years. 


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